Scada and Industrial Computing Applications Training

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Scada and Industrial Computing Applications Training Course Description

The objective of this Scada and Industrial Computing Applications Training seminar is to provide an intensive, systematic treatment of classical solutions and new developments in SCADA technology, and deliver a thoroughly up-to-date view of emerging trends in this critical industry segment.

SCADA and Industrial Computing systems managers are at a crossroads, tempted by new developments in technology but cautious because of their mission-critical responsibility. This three-day seminar program is designed to present SCADA and Industrial Computing personnel with a clear understanding of just how their environment is being redefined as a result of revolutionary changes in supporting technology.

Duration: 3 days

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• We can adapt this Scada and Industrial Computing Applications Training course to your group’s background and work requirements at little to no added cost.
• If you are familiar with some aspects of this Scada and Industrial Computing Applications Training course, we can omit or shorten their discussion.
• We can adjust the emphasis placed on the various topics or build the Scada and Industrial Computing Applications Training course around the mix of technologies of interest to you (including technologies other than those included in this outline).
• If your background is nontechnical, we can exclude the more technical topics, include the topics that may be of special interest to you (e.g., as a manager or policy-maker), and present the Scada and Industrial Computing Applications Training course in manner understandable to lay audiences.

Audience / Target Group

• Incident responders
• Forensic investigators
• Threat operation analysts
• Incident responders needing to quickly address system security breaches
• Threat operations analysts seeking a better understanding of network based malware and attacks
• Those individuals who want to learn what malicious network activity looks like and how to identify it

Objectives:

After completing this Scada and Industrial Computing Applications Training course, attendees will be able to:

This course includes a hands-on workshop component, in which students have opportunity to explore some of the important concept features of the Modbus SCADA protocol and view/analyze its operational features. If the hands-on activity is impractical due to lack of computers, students will be guided through an in-class demonstration of the workshop elements, and be left with software to replicate the hands-on part of the course on their own time.

Course Content:

Introduction

• Summary Features of Industrial Computing Applications
• A Prototype View of SCADA Systems
• SCADA, PLC and DCS Compared
• Networked Computing Issues that Apply to SCADA
• Data Communications and Computing Vocabulary Review

Telecommunications Services and Link Protocols

• Types of SCADA Networks
• Communications Media and Signals
• Wireless Systems Concepts
• Modem Types and Features
• Functions and Examples of Data Communications Protocols
• Error Detection and Control Methods

Local Area Networks in The Master Station and in The Field

• Ethernet Networks and Configurations
• Industrial Adaptations to Ethernet
• Hub-Oriented LAN Configurations
• Intelligent and Switching Hubs
• LAN Connectivity; Bridges, Routers and Switches
• Solving Distance and Capacity Problems With Full Duplex Ethernet

Principles of The TCP/IP Architecture

• Features of The Internet Computing Architecture
• Key Elements of The Internet Protocol
• Transmission Control Protocol Concepts
• Web-Based Industrial Computing Applications

Reliability, Redundancy and Safety Issues

• Reliability and Availability Definitions
• System Reliability Models
• Failure Modes
• Intrinsic Safety and Electrical Hazards

Features of the RTU

• Data Representation Formats
• Real Time Operations; Requirements and Features
• Role and Typical Features of the RTU
• Packaging Issues and Designs

PLCs and Industrial Computers

• Open- and Closed-Loop Control Concepts
• Relay Logic and Ladder Diagrams
• Programmable Logic Controllers
• The Fieldbus/Modbus Architecture
• Ethernet Industrial Protocol (Ethernet/IP)

Instrument and Equipment Interfaces

• Traditional Computer Interfaces
• Balanced and Unbalanced Wiring Configurations
• RS-485 Bus Architecture Features
• Cross-Over Cables
• Analog Interfaces and Instrument Concepts

Features of the MTU/HMI

• Classical Role of The Master Terminal Unit
• A Vital Component: The Human Machine Interface
• Graphical Display Developments
• Wall Systems; Map Boards and Projection Systems
• HMI/MMI Presentation Sampler

Security

• Sampler of Industrial Security Incidents
• Points of Vulnerability
• Overview of Encryption and Firewalls
• Access Control and Intrusion Detection
• Unique Challenges of Wireless

Data Historian/Backend Systems

• Client/Server Concepts and Features
• Intranet Systems; Configurations and Applications
• System Modeling and Trend Analysis
• Data Warehousing; Archival Information Retrieval
• Open Systems; Concepts and Scope

Planning and Managing SCADA Projects

• Phases of a SCADA Project
• Specifications; Alternative Strategies
• Alternatives in Procurement
• Implementation and Commissioning

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